Anne E. Brodsky, Ph.D.
Degree: Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Clinical/Community Psychology, 1995
Area: Community/Clinical Psychology
Office: MP 332 x (410) 455-2416
Lab: MP 233(410) 455-6555
Fax: (410) 455-1055
Societal level risks (violence, war, sexism, racism, poverty,
etc.) and resilience in the lives of women and women's communities
in urban US and in Afghanistan. Psychological Senses of Community.
Qualitative and mixed methods.
Brodsky, A.E. & Faryal, T. (in press). No matter how hard
you try, your feet still get wet: Insider and outsider perspectives
on bridging diversities. American Journal of Community Psychology.
Brodsky, A.E., Rogers-Senuta, K., Weiss, C.L., Marx, C. M.,
Loomis, C., Arteaga, S., Moore, H., Benhorin, R, & Casteganera,
A. (2004). When one plus one equals three: The role of relationships
in community research. American Journal of Community Psychology,
Brodsky, A. E. (2003). With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary
Association of the Women of Afghanistan. New York: Routledge. [Paperback
Brodsky, A. E., Loomis, C., Marx, C. M. (2002). Expanding the
concept of PSOC. In Fisher, A.T., Sonn, C.C., & Bishop, B. J.
(Eds.). Psychological sense of community: Research, applications
and implications. Kluwer: New York.
Brodsky, A. E. (2001). More than epistemology: Relationships
in applied research with under-served communities. Journal of Social
Issues, 57(2), 323-335.
Brodsky, A. E. & Marx, C. M. (2001). Layers of identity:
Multiple psychological senses of community within a community setting.
Journal of Community Psychology, 29(2), 1-18.
Graduate Mentees - Past
Colleen Loomis, Ph.D.
Katherine Rogers Senuta, Ph..D.
Pam Caudill Owvigho , Ph.D.
Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Ph.D.
Cat Weis, Ph.D.
Sonia Arteaga, Ph.D.
Harriette Wimms, M.A. (Ph.D. candidate)
Nicole Yee, M.A. (Ph.D. candidate)
Janelle Barlage, M.A.
Mariana Litovich, M.A.
Graduate Mentees - Current
Rona Benhorin, M.A. (Ph.D. candidate)
Dr. Brodsky's research and applied work focuses on the resilience
of women and women's communities in the face of societal risks such
as violence, war, poverty, sexism, racism, homophobia, and other
forms of oppression. While her work began in poor, urban US neighborhoods,
for the past 6 years it has largely been focused on the lives of
women in Afghanistan. She has made 8 research trips to the region
to carry out qualitative interviews with over 200 women, men and
children, as well as conducting applied workshops and consultation.
In addition to risk and resilience, her research interests include
psychological sense of community (PSOC), applied research, the role
of relationships in research, and women's and human rights in cross
Frequently taught courses
Community Psychology (graduate and undergraduate)
Qualitative Methods (graduate level)
Human Diversity in Research and Intervention (graduate)
Psychology of Women (undergraduate)
Community and Applied Social Psychology Seminar (graduate)